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We drove across this amazing structure on our visit to Boston. It was like a piece of art and made the whole trip worth the drive from Georgia to Boston. We drove over it during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We drove across this amazing structure on our visit to Boston. It was like a piece of art and made the whole trip worth the drive from Georgia to Boston. We drove over it during the day but were struck by its brilliance at night. The Bridge is named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim and the American colonists who... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A dramatic and, now, iconic architectural feature of the Boston skyline which goes beyond the aesthetic. It was named for my friend and hero, the late Lenny Zakim, who exemplified the value of bridge building throughout his life, professionally as a civil rights leader, and personally, through his work to connect the people of New England, the US and the... More 

Seekonk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When driving through Boston I always like seeing the bridge coming up. It is very pretty, especially at night. When driving up to the bridge I feel like I am in Boston!

Dallas, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My hotel was within a very short walk of the bridge and surrounding park. What a relaxing stroll I had walking all through the area and the bridge with its beautiful cable stay design is really a modern work of art (as bridge design goes).

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 794 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is probably what got my attention the most while leaving the airport to head towards Cambridge. The bridge sticks out so much due to its intricate design and has a very unique charm. It also looked beautiful at night with all the lights reflecting upon it.

Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came in Logan airport and drove out over the bridge at night in the rain. The bridge changes colors and is simply beautiful. It was built to resemble ship sails and it does. It is the largest bridge of it's kind until recently when Canada built one a bit larger. Must see especially at night!!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

First time we saw this bridge was when we were crossing Charles river on Charlestown bridge. It's a modern architecture style and it was named in honor of Boston's civil rights leader, Leonard Zakim.

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Zakim bridge is my favorite bridge in Boston. It's the perfect gateway to Charlestown/ the North End/ West End. It's striking at any time of the day, particularly at dusk and sparkling at night. I pass under the bridge on my way home from work everyday and it's a nice walk, much less crowded than along the streets. You... More 

Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Boston is one of the oldest cities in US, but that doesn't mean that stopped in time. Quite the contrary. This bridge is just one example for it! Very modern architecutre. If you decide to follow the Freedom Trail, you'll definetely see it!

Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The beautiful cable-stayed highway bridge carries ten lanes of I-93 and is 1,432 feet (436.5 m) long. Its main span is 745 feet (227.1 m) long and 183 feet (55.8 m) wide. Its back spans are 267 feet (81.4 m) on its southern end (downtown) and 420 feet (128 m) on its northern end (Charlestown). Its elegant and asymmetrical design... More 

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Address: Boston, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston

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